Banu Aysolmaz

Banu Aysolmaz
Eindhoven University of Technology | TUE · Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
I am an assistant professor at Information Systems, TU/e. I worked as an assistant professor at Maastricht University and post-doctoral researcher in Business Informatics group of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a EU Marie Curie fellow. I received my PhD and MSc in METU, Ankara, Turkey. I am a researcher of business process management. I worked as a consultant in the areas of BPM, software process improvement and software development in many organizations in Turkey.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - September 2017
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research on business process modeling, enhancing the use and comprehension of process models, process model visualization, animation.
September 2014 - August 2015
Middle East Technical University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturing BPM courses in Information Systems and Software Management departments.
February 2009 - December 2013
Middle East Technical University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Assistant of courses Software Project Management, Software Quality Management, Software Process Improvement, Information Systems Project. Tutoring business process modeling lectures. Research in business process modeling, SPI, CMMi, ISO15504.
Education
September 2008 - June 2014
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Information Systems
September 2003 - December 2007
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Information Systems
September 1999 - June 2003
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering

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Publications (41)
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The information captured in business process models can be utilized for many artifacts in the organizations. However, relations between the models and related artifacts are usually either not established or only partially formed. This results in increased effort, consistency, completeness and maintainability problems regarding the artifacts. This s...
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UPROM tool is a business process modeling tool designed to conduct business process and requirements analysis in a unified way to constitute a basis for process automation. Enabling the application of UPROM methodology, the tool provides editors for six different diagram types based on a common meta-model. It ensures conformance to the rules and of...
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When business processes are to be automated by an information system, business process knowledge is required in many ways throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC). Frequently, analysis is repeated to recapture this knowledge resulting in duplicate effort and inconsistent artifacts. We present our unified business process modeling metho...
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BPM software automation projects require different approaches for effort estimation for they are developed based on business process models rather than traditional requirements analysis outputs. In this empirical research we examine the effect of various measures for BPMN compliant business process models on the effort spent to automate those model...
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Software Process Improvement (SPI) methodology is defined as definitions of sequence of tasks, tools and techniques to be performed to plan and implement improvement activities. Well-known SPI frameworks like CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504 define SPI methodologies in an abstract manner. We developed an SPI methodology, BG-SPI, providing a ready-to-use SPI...
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Purpose The Accounting Information Systems (AIS) research field emerged around 30 years ago as a subfield of accounting but is at risk to develop further as an isolated discipline. However, given the importance of digitalization and its relevance for accounting, an amalgamation of the parent research field of accounting and the subfield of accounti...
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Business models are increasingly recognized as a concept to support innovation in organizations. The implementation and operation of a new or altered business model involves the (re-)design of an organization’s business processes and their successful execution. However, we currently lack an understanding of how existing research can be used to guid...
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Knowledge-intensive processes (KiPs) progress in a flexible way towards the achievement of process goals. Contextual factors like location and regulations affect how these goals are achieved in KiPs. Conventionally, a context is considered to be either static or dynamic. For some KiPs part of the context can be dynamic, meaning that the context can...
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To support decision-making during the business model innovation process, researchers have investigated approaches for evaluating business models. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to business models can play an important role in evaluating the performance of business models, as they reflect the decisions and activities that drive the critic...
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Conceptual models play a vital role in the engineering of information systems. A variety of stakeholders rely on their use, but they often find it challenging to make sense of such models. This is particularly known to be the case for process models, which capture complex temporal behavior. In practice, professionals often extend process models wit...
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Despite the rising importance of advanced data analytics, there is limited guidance on how organizations should leverage it. The benefits that an organization can gain through advanced data analytics depends on the organization's ability to gain and use relevant capabilities. This study introduces a capability maturity model (ADA-CMM) for advanced...
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Process models are widely used for various system analysis and design activities, but it is challenging for stakeholders to understand these complex artifacts. In this work, we focus on the use of dynamic visualization techniques, in particular animation, to help reduce users’ cognitive load when making sense of process models. We built on the prin...
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Industrial organisations spend considerable resources on training employees with respect to the organisations’ business processes. These resources include business process models, diagrams depicting vital activities, workflows, roles, systems, and data within these processes. However, these models are difficult to comprehend, partly because they po...
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Purpose Identifying handovers is an important but difficult to achieve goal for companies as handovers have advantages allowing for specialisation in processes as well as disadvantages by creating erroneous interfaces. Design/methodology/approach Conceptualisation of a method based on theory and evaluation with company data using a process model r...
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It is important for companies that their operational employees have profound knowledge of the processes in which their work is embedded. 3D virtual world (VW) environments are promising for learning, especially for complex processes that have deviations from the standard flow. We design a 3D VW process training environment to improve process learni...
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Various modeling approaches have been introduced to manage process diversity in a business context. For practitioners, it is difficult to select an approach suitable for the needs and limitations of their organization due to the limited number of examples and guidelines. In this paper, we report on an action research study to perform a comparative...
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Context: The analysis of requirements for business-related software systems is often supported by using business process models. However, the final requirements are typically still specified in natural language. This means that the knowledge captured in process models must be consistently transferred to the specified requirements. Possible inconsis...
Poster
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CfP: 3rd Intl. Workshop on the Interrelations between Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management (REBPM)
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Process models are used by people for many different purposes. Depending on that purpose, users may look into process models in different ways. However, the current stream of research into process model comprehension does not explicitly consider the type of information that a user is seeking for. By failing to do so, attempts to improve the readabi...
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Process models are used by people for many different purposes. Depending on that purpose, users may look into process models in different ways. However, the current stream of research into process model comprehension does not explicitly consider the type of information that a user is seeking for. By failing to do so, attempts to improve the readabi...
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Process participants need to learn how to perform in the context of their business processes. Process training is challenging due to cognitive difficulties in relating process model elements to real world concepts. In this paper we present a 3D Virtual World (VW) process training approach for office environments. In this VW, process participants ca...
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Process models abstract a dynamic phenomenon in the form of a static representation. This contrast makes them difficult to comprehend. Innovative usage of dynamic multimedia techniques in combination with static process model visualization knowledge remains an opportunity to address this problem. In this paper, we unfold our research plan to invigo...
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An increase of process awareness within organizations and advances in IT systems led to a development of process-aware information systems (PAIS) in many organizations. UPROM is developed as a unified BPM methodology to conduct business process and user requirements analysis for PAIS in an integrated way. However, due to the purpose, granularity an...
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Various process variant modeling methods have been introduced in the literature to manage process diversity in a business context. In industrial settings , it is difficult to select a method suitable for the needs and limitations of the organization due to the limited number of examples and guidelines. In this paper, we report our experiences on va...
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Various process variant modeling methods have been introduced in the literature to manage process diversity in a business context. In industrial settings , it is difficult to select a method suitable for the needs and limitations of the organization due to the limited number of examples and guidelines. In this paper, we report our experiences on va...
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Effectively using visualizations in socio-technical artifacts like information systems and software yields a number of challenges, such as ensuring that they allow for all necessary information to be captured, that visualizations can be efficiently and correctly read, and perhaps most important: that communication is fostered, leading rather to a s...
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UPROM tool is a business process modeling tool designed to conduct business process and user requirements analysis in an integrated way to constitute a basis for process automation. Usually, business process models are not utilized systematically to develop related artifacts, specifically when a process-aware information system is to be developed t...
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Estimating functional size in early phases of software projects is essential for accurate effort and cost planning. When an organization requires its business processes to be automated by a business application software, business processes are analyzed in the initial phases and utilized in various ways through software development life cycle. In pr...
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Yazılım Süreç İyileştirme (YSİ) yöntemi, iyileştirme aktivitelerinin planlanması ve uygulanması için gerçekleştirilmesi gereken iş dizisi, araç ve tekniklerin tanımıdır. CMMI, ISO/IEC 15504 gibi iyi bilinen YSİ çerçeveleri YSİ yöntemlerini soyut bir şekilde tanımlamaktadır. Geliştirdiğimiz BG-SPI isimli YSİ yönteminde kullanıma hazır bir YSİ şablon...
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İş süreçleri modelleme, kurumların süreçlerini yeniden tasarlamak, tekrarlanabilir hale getirmek, yaygınlaştırmak, etkinleştirmek, tetkik etmek ve süreç otomasyonunu sağlamak gibi amaçlarla kullanılan bir araçtır. Son yıllarda süreç modelleme faaliyetleri kamu kurumları tarafından da sıklıkla gerçekleştirilmeye başlanmıştır. Bu çalışmada bir kamu k...
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Software Process Improvement (SPI) awareness is increasing among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Conventional SPI frameworks are not appealing for SMEs since they are complex and costly. There are a number of frameworks, which addressthe problems of SMEs for SPI. This paper presents a comparative study ofthe most frequently referenced SP...
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Conceptual modeling is a critical phase in simulation development. A diagrammatic conceptual modeling language to represent mission space is developed within METU Modeling and Simulation Center in Turkey. This framework, named as KAMA- C4ISRMOS, is specifically targeted for simulations of C4ISR systems, and explained in a recent paper (07S-SIW-056)...

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REBPM'17 workshop will take place in conjunction with BPM'17 - Business Process Management Conference 11 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain. http://www.rebpm.org/events/bpm2017/ Important Dates: Submissions until: May 26, 2017 Notification to authors: June 26, 2017 Camera ready version: July 07, 2017 Workshop: Sept 11, 2017 Scope: Many challenges in BPM are attributed to the first phase of the BPM lifecycle; process discovery. Process discovery is found to be an essential part of requirements engineering in software development. Typically, process models are developed as the deliverables of this phase. Agile principles used to overcome software development problems may also be used to address challenges in process modeling projects. Possible research directions for submissions to the workshop include, but are not restricted to: - Analysis of relations between BPM and RE domains with an agility perspective; - Analysis and solution of the issues related to the RE activities and techniques in the BPM lifecycle; - Addressing challenges in BPM with agile principles and practices; - Analysis of current BPM practices in organizations with respect to agile principles, such as case studies; - Examination of how agile principles may change the BPM phases; - Insights from applying agile principles in BPM projects. Submission: Original submissions from research and practice in the following categories are welcome: - Full Papers, up to 12 pages - Short Papers, up to 6 pages - Experience Reports (case studies/ case descriptions), up to 6 pages - Problem Statements, up to 6 pages Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS guidelines (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The submission address is: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rebpmbpm17 Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Based on the reviews and review scores, the organizing committee will make a selection of papers to be accepted for publication. The workshop proceedings are planned to be published in the Springer LNBIP series. Organizers: Banu Aysolmaz, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, b.e.aysolmaz@vu.nl Robert Heinrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, robert.heinrich@kit.edu Rüdiger Weißbach, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Ruediger.Weissbach@haw-hamburg.de Program Committee: Maya Daneva, University of Twente (NL) Nico Herzberg, SAP, Dresden (DE) Jennifer Horkoff, ChalmersUniversity of Technology, Gothenburg (SE) Matthias Kunze, Zalando SE, Berlin (DE) Ralf Laue, Zwickau University of Applied Sciences (DE) Sinisa Neskovic, Uni of Belgrade &Doriusd.o.o (RS) Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences (DE) Hannes Schlieter, TU Dresden (DU) Inge van de Weerd, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)